Economics and Politics University of Sheffield

Undergraduate

Sheffield is one of only a few universities in the north of England with a stand-alone economics department. Our staff are internationally respected. They advise UK government departments and international organisations such as the World Bank.

The department is large enough to cover a lot of specialist topics, which means more choice for you. We also offer the option of a year-long work placement with a relevant organisation.

The Department of Politics, where you will spend roughly half your time, is one of the very best places in the UK to study politics. The Times Good University Guide 2018 puts us in the top ten. Staff here pioneered an undergraduate module that’s accredited and co-taught by the House of Commons. The idea has since been imitated all over the world.

Some of our graduates become professional economists. Others go into related professions such as banking, insurance and accounting. Some work for organisations such as Deloitte, Nestle, Rolls-Royce, the Office of Budget Responsibility and the Houses of Parliament.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    30 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code LL12
Institution code S18
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD in Applied Law, Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship or Personal and Business Finance
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
in Business Studies/Management, Humanities, Law or Social Sciences Diploma : 60 credits overall
Scottish Higher AAAAB
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2
Extended Project B plus grades ABB at A level

The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H1, H2
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in a relevant subject plus grade A in A-level
Scottish Advanced Higher Not accepted
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B plus grade AA in A-level

GCSE English at grade C of grade 4 and GCSE Mathematics at grade B or grade 6

Entry requirements for this course should be read alongside our Admissions policies which can be found at: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies

English Baccalaureate Policy
We do not require the English Baccalaureate for entry to our undergraduate degrees. For more details, please see our full policy statement which can be found at the following link: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/englishbacc

A Level reform in England: Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and the University of Sheffield will expect students to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers they will receive. Please visit http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/reform for further information on qualification reform.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £17,600 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Bursaries – max available £1,250. The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to all home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your entitlement for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. £0-£25,000 - £1,000 £25,001-£30,000 - £500 £30,001-£40,000 - £250. As well as the above you may be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your household income, postcode and grades. Check our Student Funding Calculator to see what you could get. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding Enhanced Bursaries – max available £4,500 If you are a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. Scholarships - The University of Sheffield offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check which scholarships you could be eligible for. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding